Quick Hits: September 21, 2020

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Dometic Marine has named marine industry veteran Al Sundoro as vice president of business development. For the past 12 years, Sundoro was at Garmin International, and focused on growing emerging markets through his business research and development efforts. “Our company is focused on growing our influence and expanding our business into new areas of the marine industry,” said Dometic president Eric Fetchko in a statement. “Al has a track record of success in doing this very thing. His experience and energy will be invaluable to us as we develop the products and business strategies that will take our global marine business to new levels.” 

Mercury Marine outboards will be available for the first time on a wealth of Sportsman Boats later this year, including the 352, 322, 302, 251, 252, 267, 267OE and 247. “We are seeing increased adoption of our entire product lineup from boaters around the world, specifically our high horsepower outboards which has led to increased adoption from new OEMs and dealers,” said Mercury Marine president Chris Drees in a statement. “Over the past 12 months, we have partnered with 100 new dealers and close to 40 new OEMs — many in key saltwater markets across the United States.”


Quick Hits: October 30, 2020

HMY Yacht Sales opens new office; FLIR, Patrick Industries, Marine Products Corp., and Twin Disc all report quarterly financials.

BoatUS, Stakeholders Ask FCC to Reconsider Approval of Ligado L-Band Wireless Plan

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Yamaha Tech School Partnership Program Hits Century Mark

The outboard manufacturer’s program creates a student-to-technician pipeline for Yamaha dealers and provides technical schools with instructor-led courses and tools.

A Wealth of Debuts at FLIBS

Over 20 new models are premiering at the downsized show; here are some of the standouts under 60 feet.

One of a Kind

This year’s FLIBS is truly unlike any other: notably less crowds, but with a healthy dose of serious buyers.